Indie songwriter Jeremy Facknitz has been entertaining audiences with his lovingly crafted music and high-energy performances for over a quarter century. Since the 2002 break-up of his Detroit-based band “The Ottomans” (they earned a 2001 Detroit Music Award for Best New Alternative Band, beating out “The White Stripes”), Jeremy has performed primarily as a solo act, marrying folk-rock and jazz stylings to showcase his intimate stories of life, love, and self-discovery.
Today, Jeremy is offering a taste from his forthcoming album Smilin’ At The Future (out 3/31/23), with the first single “As of This Morning,” a 70s-inspired rocker using Eagles-esque guitar tones to recall that moment of awakening in a relationship that it might be time to move on. Aiming for a positive-vibe amid a typically sad subject, Facknitz says, “It's the simplest song on the album, the most countrified, and still one of my favorites.”
ABOUT JEREMY FACKNITZ
Jeremy Facknitz was named a top 24 finalist from over 800 entries in the 2020 and 2022 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competitions at Kerrville Folk Festival. His songs “Ballet of an Unhatched Chick” and “Michigan (Something In The Water)” were awarded semi-finalist distinction at songoftheyear.com, also in 2020 and 2022. On the forthcoming album Smilin’ At The Future, he creates a hybrid sound of rock, jazz along with elements of country/Americana with producer Jarrod Headley. The Jeremy Facknitz Band features Colorado musicians Ricky Sweum (sax), David Siegel (violin), Mike Kimlicko (bass), Brad Plesz (drums) and John Standish (keys).